Malaysia dishes out accommodation perks for domestic travellers

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) through Tourism Malaysia has launched the Tourism Recovery Plan 2022 (PRE2.0) for the Accommodation Cluster in an effort to boost domestic tourism as it transitions to the endemic phase.

The Tourism Recovery Plan 2022, which is a continuation of the Economic Stimulus Package, is one of the initiatives under the Tourism Industry Recovery Plan which involves the distribution of incentives to Malaysians in the form of discounts, vouchers and rebates.

Nancy: this initiative aims to attract Malaysian families to continue booking hotel rooms at discounted prices

Under the Accommodation Cluster, an estimated 33,830 Malaysians have the opportunity to redeem e-vouchers worth RM50 (US$11) to RM100 through the purchase of hotel accommodation online.

From July 15 to December 31, 2022, each person can make up to three redemptions for hotels throughout Malaysia under the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH), the Malaysian Association Hotel Owners (MAHO), the Malaysia Budget & Business Hotel Association (MyBHA) and Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia (RHSM).

Minister of tourism, arts and culture, Nancy Shukri, said the launch of this initiative aims to attract the Malaysian public, especially families, to continue booking hotel rooms at discounted prices and subsequently implement domestic tourism activities.

She added: “The strategic co-operation established by Tourism Malaysia with these associations is aimed at stimulating the recovery of the tourism industry and thus contributing to the country’s overall economic recovery.”

MAH and MAHO will offer e-vouchers worth RM100 with a minimum purchase value of RM150 for the earliest 19,900 buyers while MyBHA will offer e-vouchers worth RM50 with a minimum purchase value RM60 for 7,960 buyers. All e-vouchers are available on the Shopee app.

RHSM is offering a rebate of RM50 with a minimum purchase value of RM170 (standard room) or RM210 (family room) for the first 5,970 buyers.

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